Swingarm locknut tool review for Honda CX500, GL500, CX650, GL650


Trying to loosen or tighten the locknut on your triple backbone-framed CX swingarm so you can remove/reattach it? One of these is invaluable:

Here are some photos of the swingarm locknut tool for the Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 and GL650 motorcycles - and possible others. Featured in a review on MotoFaction.org.

You can pick one up for yourself on eBay. This functions as the Honda tool:

This end mates with the locknut:

Here are some photos of the swingarm locknut tool for the Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 and GL650 motorcycles - and possible others. Featured in a review on MotoFaction.org.

The extension allows you to use your 1/2" drive wrench while still using the hex key to hold the other nut in place:

Here are some photos of the swingarm locknut tool for the Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 and GL650 motorcycles - and possible others. Featured in a review on MotoFaction.org.

I can't really comment on the quality of the welding, but it works:

Here are some photos of the swingarm locknut tool for the Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 and GL650 motorcycles - and possible others. Featured in a review on MotoFaction.org.

This one came with a hex tool for holding the inner nut in place:

Here are some photos of the swingarm locknut tool for the Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 and GL650 motorcycles - and possible others. Featured in a review on MotoFaction.org.

So, how is it used? Here's the swingarm of a CX650ED:

Plastic cover removed from the swingarm nut:

Here are some photos of the swingarm locknut tool for the Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 and GL650 motorcycles - and possible others. Featured in a review on MotoFaction.org.

Tool inserted:

Here are some photos of the swingarm locknut tool for the Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 and GL650 motorcycles - and possible others. Featured in a review on MotoFaction.org.

As you can see, you can access the inner hex easily through the tool:

Here are some photos of the swingarm locknut tool for the Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 and GL650 motorcycles - and possible others. Featured in a review on MotoFaction.org.

Hex tool inserted:

Here are some photos of the swingarm locknut tool for the Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 and GL650 motorcycles - and possible others. Featured in a review on MotoFaction.org.

1/2" drive attached:

Here are some photos of the swingarm locknut tool for the Honda CX500, GL500, CX650 and GL650 motorcycles - and possible others. Featured in a review on MotoFaction.org.

The torque values in the manual for the locknut are calculated based on the offset that this tool has. As you can see, it works perfectly - we had no issue removing or tightening the nut using it.

You can find these tools on eBay (US), and even some plain sockets without the hex pass-through from Amazon.





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